I’ve seen this tag around but finally decided to do this after seeing it on Nicki’s Secret Library Book Blog. She made it look like fun. This is all about who you would invite to a literary dinner party. I invite you to schedule your own and just tag me so I can see your guest list!
A Character Who Can Cook/Likes to Cook
That would be über chef John Brown from Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot by the Sea, 4th book in her Barefoot Bay series. He runs the resort’s kitchen and is renowned for his creations. I need him (just ask anyone who’s eaten my stuff).
A Character Who Has Money to Fund the Party
Hands down, that would be Roarke from J. D. Robb’s In Death series. He’s a mega billionaire and this party wouldn’t even dent his massive wallet. Maybe he’ll stay, too!
A Character Who Might Cause a Scene
Oh, that would be Angie Polanski from the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter. She’s unpredictable and has a sadistic streak that can cut deep. Count on her to bring the tension.
A Character Who is Funny/Amusing
I don’t even have to think about this one. Irving “Izzy” Zanelli from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series. He’s the SEAL Team Sixteen comedian, always ready with the witty or hilarious quip, often having his sensitive brother-in-law being the butt of the joke. He’ll keep this party lively…and sometimes uncomfortable.
A Character Who is Super Social/Popular
I’ve got to reach back to the In Death series for Mavis Freestone in all her crazy glory! She’d make it a “mag” party with colorful flair and zaniness. But, never forget she was once a grifter so don’t be seduced by that outside flair.
That would be Oliver Ryan from Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent. Oh, he’s not the scary psycho that would send everyone running. He’s the charming sociopath that everyone would be drawn to, not recognizing his sort of crazy.
One Couple (doesn’t have to be romantic)
Elliot Petropoulos and Macy Sorensen from Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren, one of my top five favorite books this year! Just listening to these two talk to each other will elevate the conversation.
Oh, I’d definitely want Hero St. Cyr, Lady Devlin from the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C. S. Harris next to me at my table. She’s smart, witty and deadly fearless. She’d keep the conversation elevated and interesting. And, she’d quietly handle any party crashers and never miss a step.
An Under-Appreciated Character
That has to be Fritz Perlmutter, the invaluable doggen for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. He has to run that entire mansion and prepare a massive amount of food daily to these vampire warriors and their mates. Things just get done without fanfare, always in the background. Maybe he’ll make certain my dinner goes off without a hitch but he can leave the vamps behind.
One Character of Your Choosing
Someone who can keep the conversation lively needs to be at the table and I think Darrow from Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series would regale us with fascinating stories from the red planet, his exploits and war strategies. It might spoil the meal but no one would get bored!